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the regime. the german leader grew up in the east and says it is now germany's responsibility to fight globally for freedom. >> the original unification treaty was presented to today's chancellor to commemorate its signing in the same room 20 years ago. angela merkel, who grow up in east germany, was joined there by many politicians involved in the deal. the interior met -- for the then interim minister, signing the treaty was the high point of his career. >> we left the room together for a moment, and then we simply cried because we were moved, exhausted, and overjoyed. >> it took just 23 minutes to end four decades of communist east german rule. unification had previously been approved by east germany's parliament. chancellor merkel was president at the proceedings 20 years ago. she called on germans to do more for other nations in their struggles for freedom. >> i'm concerned that now we have more less achieved our own visions, our enthusiasm may be flagging when it comes to helping others accomplish their dreams of living in freedom and democracy. the chancellor praised the role of
at the business desk. chancellor merkle says germany is committed to un millennium development goals. after the latest shooting deaths in germany, the debate on tougher gun control reopens. germany opens a new campaign to raise awareness of child abuse. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> world leaders are meeting in new york for a second of talks aimed at renewing efforts to achieve the un's millennium development goals. current projections indicate the united nations could come short of meeting its poverty reduction targets as planned by 2015. german chancellor angela merkle said tuesday good governance should be a greater priority for countries hoping to receive development aid. >> this un video clip underscores the importance of the millennium development goals. it shows people reporting from across the world on what has been achieved and what still needs doing. there are eight goals in total. they include tackling poverty and hunger, introducing universal primary education, and fighting diseases like aids and malaria. progress has been modest. it is wid
. the high-profile trial in the killing of a munich businessmen has two convictions. germany says the will go on the offensive in the qualifier. >> opponents of nuclear energy in germany are battling to stage a massive demonstrations in protest of the government decision to allow nuclear plants to operate for longer than originally planned. members of the coalition agreed to extend the life of the nuclear reactors after weeks of heated debate. the chancellor defended the move as a revolution of energy supply in germany. >> after months of disagreement over the future of nuclear power, the coalition parties have finally reached a compromise. they agreed that the newest nuclear plants in germany will operate for 14 years longer. other plants will operate for a. chancellor of angela merkel said the plan is to change them out eventually. >> the plan is to not use nuclear power any longer than necessary. it is a bridging technology. the companies will be required to invest large amounts of money into ensuring the safety of the facility. >> a special payment will be levied on nuclear power operator
. the high-profile trial in the killing of a munich businesen has two convictions. germany says the will go on the offensive in the qualifier. >> opponents of nuclear energy in germany are battling to stage a massive demonstrations in protest of the government decision to allow nuclear plants to operate for longer than originally planned. members of the coalition agreed to extend the life of the nuclear reactors after weeks of heated debate. the chanclor defended the move as a revolution of energy supply in germany. >> after months of disagreement over the future of nuclear power, the coalition parties have finally reached a compromise. they agreed that the newest nuclear plants in germany will operate for 14 years longer. other plants will operate for a. chancellor of angela merkel said the plan is to change them out eventually. >> the plan is to not use nuclear power any longerhan cessary. it is a bridging tecology. the companies will be required to invest large amounts of money into ensuring the safety of the facility. >> a special payment will be levied on nuclear power operators as par
. germany hopes to keep up with the tough competition from china and south korea. germany's second-biggest airline, air berlin, got a big boost from the summer vacation season. the carrier's passenger numbers in august rose nearly 9% to 3.7 million compared to the previous month. airline said tuesday that fleet capacity was lower during the same time spent two the airline teamed up with several tour operators to offer packaged tours, making the summer season especially lucrative for air berlin. >> you have some german news for us. >> yes, i do. the german police have raided buildings used by the country's largest neo-nazi group, searching for evidence that it is acting in against the constitution. the organization known as the hng is believed to have some 600 members. it was founded in 1979 in frankfurt before moved. tuesday's police targeted 30 properties in nine states. investigators suspect the group is trying to strengthen germany's various far right groups by forging alliances among the organizations. and international service and education has found that germany excels at voc
, and could endanger germany's economic recovery. 80 billion euro package of spending cuts includes half the reductions of welfare benefits. on the income side, the center- right government wants new taxes on financial transactions, earning transactions -- earning criticism from the banking sector. >> making budget cuts of 80 billion euros by 2014 is a daunting task, but germany's deficit ballooned during the financial crisis. now the conservative coalition wants to bring it back under control. the finance minister says the government is focused on it reining in spending. >> it is part of a parliamentary democracy to have a tense debate on the individual points, but it was always clear we would stay on course. >> farmers will have to pay higher environmental taxes, and the government expects to raise a billion euros with taxes on airline passengers. the most controversial point is child allowance payments for social welfare recipients. the opposition is critical. >> this spending is not based on a solid financing. it depends to a great extent on shady financing methods, cutting it social
germany's economic recovery. 80 billion euro package of spending cuts includes half the reductions of welfare benefits. on the income side, the center- right government wants new taxes on financial transactions, earning transactions -- earning criticism from the banking sector. >> making budget cuts of 80 billion euros by 2014 is a daunting task, but germany's deficit ballooned during the financial crisis. now the conservative coalition wants to bring it back under control. the finance minister says the government is focused on it reining in spending. >> it is part of a parliamentary democracy to have a tense debate on the individual points, but it was always clear we would stay on course. >> farmers will have to pay higher environmental taxes, and the government expects to raise a billion euros with taxes on airline passengers. the most controversial point is child allowance payments for social welfare recipients. the oppositions critical. >> this spending is not based on a solid financing. it depends to a great extent on shady financing methods, cutting it social programs for fam
remarks over expulsion in germany. and munich's famous beer festival, oktoberfest, celebrates its 200 anniversary. ♪ >> pope benedict xvi it has met with the archbishop of canterbury. as the pope was preaching reconciliation, police arrested six london and over an alleged terrorist threat to the papal visit. they said the pontiff is calm and there's no change to the schedule of the day, but security remains tight. >> london's westminster abbey saw the leaders of the roman catholic and anglican churches under one roof for a joint prayer service. it capped off the second day of the historic papal tour. it was a chance for reconciliation. tensions between the two concessions rose last year after the pope made it easier for anglicans to convert to catholicism >> i come here today from rome to pray and to join in the gift of christian unity. [applause] >> earlier, benedict gave his keynote address in westminster hall. past british protestors were there including tony blair, who converted to catholicism in 2007 to the pontiff or again of aggressive secularism in britain and the increasing
world powers including germany and the united states have announced a fresh initiative to negotiation with iran over its nuclear ambitions. iran has signaled a willingness to restart talks with the international community but little has happened. now russia, china, britain, france, germany, and the u.s. say they're ready to engage with iran and will take practical steps to achieve a solution as soon as possible. countries fear that iran may be enriching uranium for nuclear weapons. although it has consistently denied this. a bomb attack and western iran has killed at least 10 people and left dozens injured. the blast occurred on the northwestern city during a military parade marking the 30th anniversary of the start of the iran/iraq war. the victims were reportedly mostly women and children who had been spectators. iranian media officials blaming kurdish separatists for the blast. the german military says one of its special forces units as captured a taliban commander in northern afghanistan. malawi is suspected of being a regional taliban military leader and a leading member of the t
." >>> another controversy brewing in germany surrounding comments made by a senior member of the governor christine -- governing christian democrats. erika steinbach has made remarks that appeared to suggest she holds pornography partly to blame -- poland partly to blame for starting the second world war, and the comments were condemned by at lots of people, including members of her own party. she says she will now step down from the party later this year. >> pressure has been growing on erika steinbach said she defendant to members of her association, accused of distorting germany's responsibility for world war ii. the german culture minister distanced himself from the comments and criticized steinbeck for appearing to question germany's role. she says she is not denying responsibility, just approaching historical documents. >> they say that poland mobilized in march, 1939, i cannot change that. it is a fact. it does not change anything about german responsibility. >> nazi germany attacked poland in 1939, and she says it represents a deliberate distortion of the facts. we know westerwell
of moscow is fired after a power struggle with the russian president. germany unveils day controversial energy strategy for the next four decades. we start out in mexico, where a landslide has buried hundreds of houses and may have killed up to 100 people according to authorities. authorities say the bad weather in the area continues to hamper rescue efforts. the southern states is also struggling with the aftermath of two tropical storms in the past week. thousands of people have been forced from their homes as parts of mexico suffered their worst rainy season on record. local authorities are saying that up to 1000 people have been killed in the mud slide. for more we spoke earlier to our correspondent in mexico city and asked him about what he was hearing from the affected region. >> at this point we have confirmed that in the affected area they have seven-and 400 people missing. it is a very mountainous, rural area. families of 10 to 12 people living in one house. which is why the government says that there could be up to 1000 dead people. at this point is all speculation. >> what mo
a plan to take over its chief competitor, which is germany ' s largest construction company. they already own 30%. that idea that took most analysts by surprise today. >> whether it is in hamburg or office blocks, they are the leading construction company in germany. they also do it in asia and australia. that makes them interesting for acs. 85% of the spanish firm resides in the eu. they would overtake french rival for the no. 1 spot. so far, they contend that they do not want a full takeover. rather, the spaniards are aiming for a contrling majority of justver 50%. >> they were among two the's most active today. our correspondent has more. >> a construction company is the star of the day. the takeover bid was too low. it shot right back up. people here in the market are convinced that they will have to improve on the offer in order to ga control. they are an attractive takeover candidate. the dax not doing much this thursday despite better than expected labour market data in the united states. they are busy positioning themselves for friday's trading. businesses are coming to a close. >
. the plan is to raise 8 from 60 to 62. germany, spain, and the netherlands plan to raise the retirement age to 62. britain and ireland want to go a step further and raise it to 68. as baby boomers reach retirement age and life expectancy increases, the government says it is necessary so that the pension system can break even. the opposition says that the reforms will be harshest on those who start young and women who take breaks to have children. >> the french seem to have a pretty good deal when it comes to working hours and they age for requirement compared to their european neighbors. the parent -- i asked our correspondent why they don't accept the need for change. >> you are correct. they are among the most fortunate in europe. people here expect their gray years to be golden ones and they expect the government to pay for that. as a result, none of the french have private pension plans. the french simply will not believe that to the cash is running out. even if they do believe it, they expect the government to fix it and they should not have to sacrifice any further. one governor -- go
stories at this hour. germany steps up efforts to integrate ethnic minorities and the heated debate. the danish journalist who drew cartoons of the profit mohammed gets a german word for demanding press freedom. a scaled-down edition of the music industry trade fair is in a completely new venue. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the german government has unveiled new measures aimed at integrating ethnic minorities. these include using more teachers in schools who have immigrant backgrounds. the latest move comes amid heated debate on immigration unleashed by a member of the bundesbank. he claims islam is to blame for the poor integration. germany's interior minister says these new measures aimed to improve the situation. >> he is a schoolteacher in essen. the kurd was fortunate to have a mentor who encouraged him to go into education. the government wants to encourage ethnic minorities to go into teaching. he would like to see more to encourage ethnic minorities. >> there are ghettos were many turks live among themselves. they are isolated and have
development goals. police in germany search for answers after a woman goes on a killing spree in a southern town. end german policymakers meet with internet policies to express concern about privacy and data services. ♪ >> 140 heads of state and government have gathered in new york for a three-day u.n. summit on fighting poverty. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon told delegates on monday that the millennium development goals agreed on 10 years ago have transformed development efforts, producing more success stories than ever before. but he also pointed out that those advances are fragile and that more than 100 million people in the world still live on less than $2.25 per day. >> security is tight around un headquarters in new york. doesn't a political leaders from around the world joined the city. the main goal set by delegates 10 years ago was to halt poverty and hunger by 2015. in his opening address, the u.n. secretary general reported mixed progress. he said there is still much to be done in some areas like the fight against hunger, but he noted improvements in the provision of medi
by pedophile priests, and here in germany, a debate about the future direction. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has flown to the middle east to support the latest round of israeli-palestinian peace talks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas will be meeting. both the u.s. and the u.n. have urged benjamin netanyahu to extend the stock beyond the deadline. -- extend a stop. >> construction work on new homes is already underway. recent reports suggest benjamin netanyahu has no plans to freeze all settlement building over the long term. local media are anticipating a new construction boma. >> there is no need for a partial freeze. there is no need for a total freeze. there is enough room for everyone to live peacefully. >> but not all israelis agree. some are critical of the inconsistent stance of the government. >> the settlers can do without approval of the government, and this is an issue note -- is an issue. >> the palestinians are ordering a total freeze on construction. >> edd least 13 people and killed in a plane crash in venezuela. -- at least 13 people. it wa
they accused germany, for instance, of reporting roma refugees to cross the vote, a non-eu country in and economic position to take them in. >> it is a very apart for europe to continue to have the moral high ground on human rights. otherwise, when they agree to me with china or anybody else, it is difficult for them to be talking about human rights and thereby letting them in their own backyard. >> the justice commissioner says her office will review the petition policies in all member countries. >> for more, we spoke earlier to our brussels correspondent and asked him what impact this is likely to have on the relations between france and the eu. >> the idea i think is to ease the tension, which was palpable at a recent summit. president sarkozy could speak of nothing else. he was incandescent. he will not be pleased, france has not been pleased that it is a bucket on a minor technical transgression of the free movement rules, but please to not having to buy a case for discrimination. so someone the commission are not happy that that is all that is happening. they feel it has been
in sports. moo >> as germany prepares to mark 20 years of unification on. but third, people are taking stock of the changes brought to every aspect of life. today, we take a look set at the world of sports. -- we take a look at the world of sports. athletes from east germany broke a lot of world records. only those who demonstrated their loyalty to the leadership were permitted to lead. >> the east german sporting talents in their heyday. then there is those that are unknown. this was one of the best. however, he refused to join the communist party and he was excluded from the delegation. the fear was that he would try to defect to the west. >> i have no intention of leaving. my parents were here, what reason that i have to make a run for it? >> he continued to notch up the wind even without support. the leaders went so far to change cycling regulation so he could not compete. nearly 50 spies watched him. >> they needed me because of my ability. they just thought it -- they did not care. >> in 1976, he landed in jail for alleged remarks against the regime. he lost his university place and ha
the u.s. and european delegations to walk out in protest. germany condemned the remarks. >> the speech by the iranian president was not only far- fetched but also hurtful. >> such preposterous allegations are unacceptable. at that and more toned down debate resumed friday. the argentinian president touched on climate change, the middle east peace process, and the worldwide financial crisis. >> how can we conceive of a credible role for our world government organization without africa? it makes up about a quarter of its membership and occupies 70% of the security council's agenda, but does not have a seat on that council. >> the u.n. general assembly continues next week, before wrapping up on september 30. >>> france's defense minister says that europe faces the prospect of becoming a chinese or american protectorate unless e.u. nations increased dispensed -- increased defense spending. that came on the sidelines of a meeting of eu defense ministers. he cherished the block of the advance of common security policies. he also said while most countries in the world or expanding military sp
in germany that can help develop them. france has hit back at the eu accusing is just as commissioner of overstepping the mark in the criticism of parises expulsion of roma migrants. it was compared to their prosecution during world war two. she has threatened to fast-track legal action. president nicolas sarkozy denies targeting roma minority specifically and has described reding's remarks as unacceptable. france's lower house has passed a bill to raise the minimum retirement age in the country from 60 to 62. supporters of the legislation say it will save the state pension fund 70 billion euros. outside the national assembly, thousands attended a protest rally by trade unions. inside parliament, opposition leaders protested the planned reforms. >> scenes of pandemonium in france's national assembly as left-wing lawmakers run after the conservative parliamentary president, demanding his resignation. the socialists were trying to get floor time for all 150 of their delegates to delay their vote, but were thwarted by the conservative majority. >> the socialists were not able to present
of october. here in germany opposition parties say they will fight the government's new population of welfare benefits. it would raise support for the long-term unemployed by five heroes of month, which the opposition says is to stingy. it cut support for a call and tobacco. it does include the cost of internet access. it will affect 1.7 adults -- 1.7 million adults. >> the labor minister dashed the hopes of the long-term unemployed. she said her reforms had a different purpose than putting money in their pocket. >> to sum things up, our goal was transparency, and we have achieved that goal. "rules of the game will largely stay the same for welfare recipients. that is the government's aim. it wants the unemployed to find jobs instead of relying on state funds or handouts, so it raised benefits by just five euros, to 364 euros per month starting in january. >> everyone who would like to cryptically take part in this discussion should go through the 230 line items in this calculation and clearly say where they think the labor minister went wrong, where they would add more money and the expected
book from 1944, '43 or '44. "religion of nazi germany." it got me thinking. this is someone who i think was in germany and then went to poland. it didn't end well. i want to do a show tonight, not on this book. i want to do a show on something that i think is critically important. i have shown you this over here. faith, hope and charity. i've shown you the faith, hope and charity. sorry, oscar and nefrp the control room. oh, heavens, he's moving. it's the 40 day, 40 night challenge. what it is, it's a blueprint for our national survival. this is what i think we need to do to survive. basically, it's that we have to have firm reliance on protection of divine providence, the code in the declaration of independence. firm reliance on divine providence. we have can't have faith, we have to have more than faith. we have to, we have to know personally that god is not on our side, but we are on his side. these are the steps i ask you to take. the four steps and challenge yourself to do these things in 40 days and 40 nights. to help the country survive. when i say something like that, because th
. it is all being watched closely by jonathan charles in frankfurt. >> business is booming. germany has shaken off the recession. it is a symbol of just how divided the euro zone has become. the airports are increasingly efficient. everything is much more automated. it has cut costs. german workers have had to make sacrifices for today's success though. many have not had a real pay rise for the last decade. a finance director says it is painful, but it is a lesson for the rest of the euro zone. >> we have arranged labor contracts. we have more of the granting activity. by this, we are regaining competitiveness. >> these efforts are replicated all over germany. unemployment is less than it was before the recession now. the economy is expected to grow by 3% this year. what frankfurt airport has done, what germany has done has only made it harder for the other a ling members of the euro. greece, spain, portugal. is a question of how much that they are all carrying. i knew year and a new era for europe. i was in frankfurt reporting for the bbc on the first of january, 1999 when the euro was launch
for the first time in almost two years. in germany, they want to rip through -- remove a board member over controversial comments by muslims and immigration. in the u.s. east coast prepares for the arrival of the hurricane. >> a first session of peace talks between israeli and palestinian leaders has wrapped up at the state department in washington shortly after u.s. and middle east peace envoy described the talks as productive. the meeting on thursday marks the first time in 20 months that the two sides have held former in the gut -- formal negotiations. the u.s. president has said a timeline of one year to hammer out a new peace deal. >> talks between the israelis and palestinians have been on hold for almost two years. the fact the two sides are meeting again is down to the intense diplomatic efforts of president barack obama and his secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> i know the decision to sit at this table was not easy. we understand the suspicion and skepticism that so many feel, born out of years of conflict and frustrated hopes. >> the israelis and palestinians admit the talks
the world, there are still a few companies which are booming. germany may be at the heart of the european economic nightmare geographically, but it is showing remarkable signs of strength, and despite the impressive performance, germans are still looking at prosperity. >> at bmw headquarters in munich, each day a piker entertains customers coming to pick up their cars. -- a biker entertain customers. in the plant, 900 robots turnout the bmw 3 series. this is a major german global brand and times are good. exports are leading the economy to recover. car exports are up 40% this year. >> the markets are up around 13% from 2009, and exports are tracking at around 80%. >> even in germany, they are bringing in spending cuts determined to reduce their budget deficit. 60 billion pounds over four years. some of those cuts will hit single mothers, parents, and long-term unemployed. this person is a single mom who lives in brooklyn with her 11- month-old son. -- who lives in berlin with her 11-month-old son. next year for money will be reduced and no support for heating. >> they cut my heating costs
. it is also really important because germany's domestic demand is expected to increase, which helps the rest of europe. germany dominates the european union, the more that the german consumer spends, the more it helps to lift the rest of europe of the doldrums. >> absolutely. the commission also admits that there are risks ahead, that this is a multi-stage recovery, spain looking like it is going in reverse. >> spain is a human tragedy, first and foremost. they have a human -- they have a serious problem with unemployment. something like 20% of the work force are unemployed, something that will have chronic consequences in the next few years. these people will struggle to get jobs. the second thing that it says is highlight the fracture that everyone is europe -- word about, the division between the north of europe, led by germany this year, and the united kingdom doing well, but you hit the border of spain and italy, things just do not look as good. italy is sluggish and spain is in reverse. it really is a story of the two parts of europe and taken in totality it is much better than we expe
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trading. on the currency markets, the is $1.3725. >>> more money for germany's sickest bank. there are reports that hippo real-estate needs another 40 billion euros to get it going. the german governor took over hypo and has pumped it with 100 billion euros of taxpayer money. sources close to the banks say they are running out of money because of the high risks premium they have to pay on the eurozone sovereign bond. >>> the german automaker volkswagen has reported positive numbers for august, deliveries up 1% compared with the same time last year. they sold a total of 4.7 million cars worldwide since the start of the year and the company is shooting for a record number of deliveries for the second year in a row. booming demand in china is driving all of this. sales in the chinese market have increased 41% so far this year. >>> there is a new man at the top of a mobile phone giant nokia. the finnish company has tapped a microsoft executive, steven elop, to be their new chief executive. nokia shares climbed 6%. nokia is still the global leader in the cell phone market when it
commission issued the latest economic outlook for the euro zone countries on monday. germany stands out with a projected growth rate of 3.4%. germany's growth is due to brisk exports to emerging economies such as china and india. the netherlands and france revised their forecast to 1.9% and 1.6% respectively. spain's economy, which is struggling with fiscal reconstruction, expected to shrink by 0.3% this year. >>> china's currancy, the yuan, reached a new high against the dollar since 2005. on the shanghai foreign change on monday, the reference rate was set for a second trading day at 6.7509 per dollar. in actual trading, the yuan closed the day at a five-year high. at the past three months, the yuan only gained 5%. in june, the chairman decided to allow half a percent fluctuation. before that. the yuan had been fixed at 6.83 per dollar. market players say the yuan upside will be capped at 2% this year as beijing aims to minimize an impact on its export industry. >>> the japanese government filed a complaint against canada for unfairing subsidizing its solar energy sector. the ontario
. and in other news, germany's cabinet approved a new energy plan on tuesday that includes postponing a shutdown of the country's nuclear power plants. the move is expected to cause heated debate on germany's nuclear policy. the new energy plan reverses a decision by the previous government, led by gerhard schroeder to shut down all german nuclear plants by about 2022. chancellor angela merkel's government says it will extend the life span of the country's 17 nuclear reactors by an average of 12 years. the merkel administration cites the expansion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power as the reason for the policy change. it hopes such ecofriendly energy sources will make up 80% of germany's total generation in 40 years. but the government says the country will have to depend on nuclear energy until it can achieve that goal. >>> russian president dmitry medvedev has arrived at the far eastern peninsula of kamchatka. and this is after changing his plan to visit the four disputed islands off hokkaido. the islands are claimed by japan. medvedev had been scheduled to visit the isla
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in germany. at the end of world war i germany was required to pay reparations, they didn't have the money so they printed money. they paid off that way. so in january of 1922, one u.s. dollar converted 289 marks. you can see what happened, and less than three years one u.s. dollar converted to 4.2 trillion marks. printing the dollar, the marks of that time became senseless so the government simply said it we're going to have a new currency and i came through and send 1 trillion reichsmarks equal one renton marked. what did that do to germany? what happened in germany is the people lost their homes and their businesses and farms and became very bitter. they gave rise to a fellow named adolf hitler. absolutely. this gave rise to the nazi germany takeover cannot cease taking over germany. here's an interesting pictures. a woman on the left heel in her home by putting bottles of rice market into the furnace. that is all they were before. on the right to sue some boys and there are making a fortress out of blocks of rice marks. that is all they ever before. so inflation is the very bad inflation
accept answer in countries like britain and germany. >> thank you very much. we are watching with more to come. swinging to the right. we look at anti-immigration politics throughout the country. >> police have shipped 7 tons of drugs found in a shipping container. it may have originated in iran. after a tip off lead them to search, the police's patience was finally rewarded. hidden behind sacks of powdered milk, they found a load of explosives. 7 tons split into hundreds of blocks. inside the packages, we saw the white powder. the authorities believe it began its journey in iran. similar uses have been set up by i had annian police forces before. the huge amount has caused them to look into the suspects. i don't think the suspected group is behind this story. i think it is import they could lead such an international affair. >> if italy was never intended to be more than a stop off for illegal cargo, the question remains about where it was headed. >> the headlines. the indian prime minister is called in on anger over the housing for athletes in the world game. president obama comes to
ago, some friends of mine came to visit me from germany and they brought with them an extended family so there was six or 8 of them. they took the door to door jamb service into the city. i met with them later for dinner. on one of the people that was in the bus or in their group was a 19-year-old brother of one of the people visiting. in the course of our conversation, i said, what do you think of san francisco? he said it was the worst city that he had seen in the united states. this astounded me. mine used to teach hearing people say this is a great city. i asked what happened. -- i am used to hearing people say that this is a great city. he said that he had never seen poverty and homelessness like he saw. he said we don't have this in germany. i have been to several other cities in the u.s. and they were not like this at all. i think that this project is capable of improving the traffic in this area and increasing our image which is something that we need to do. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. i live in the east bay and i work in san francisco. i will comments on what
-style raids in britain and germany. the tower was evacuated. and they're not expecting an imment wave of arrests. our security correspondent gave us the details. >> intelligence agencies have been tracking the most al-qaeda attacks. the jihadist would murder them in britain. france and germany. the idea is thought to moved from the aspirational stage to actual planning. they have been hoping to keep their knowledge out of the public spotlight. initial details were leaked to the u.s. press. here the national level remains at severe. meaning a terrorist attack is unlikely. >> it followed the death of a governor in a suicide attack. james roberts reports. >> the suicide bomer was riding a rickshaw. two civilians were also killed and eight other people were seriously injured. afgh afghan government officials are often attacked. this has driven the president to tears. in a highly-emotional address. they felt they would abandon the country to escape. the president thought his own son was flee and become a foreigner. for the sake of god, please stop fighting. as tears filled his eyes. [fore
. >> the potential for three countries, france, germany and britain to be attacked simultaneously is actually a global-shock attack, and it comes out of the maturity in the style of attacks that pakistan has very sadly been having for a longtime, and also that the colders are seeing in afghanistan. megyn: steve centanni is tracking all of this and the threat assessment live for us at the pentagon. steve, what are you learning? >> reporter: u.s. officials are telling us, that they had a specific -- credible information but not specific information about a terror attack that would have been focused in europe in several countries in europe. it's unclear exactly what was being planned. the plot apparently has been disrupted for the most part but the danger could continue. one scenario had terrorists swarming over tourist hotels, ala mumbai, that's exactly what happened in mumbai, india. there could be plans to hit economic targets in europe including banks and stock exchanges. the target countries were reported to be germany, france and the k, now we are adding denmark. the information came from
multipronged attack on numerous cities in great britain, france, denmark, and germany. teams of terrorists, trained by an al qaeda-linked group along the pakistan-afghan border, plan to carry out commando-style shooting sprees. patterned on the mumbai attacks of 2008. sources describe the plot as credible, but say it was discovered at an early stage and had not gone operational. still, terror experts say there is much they don't know. >> the only thing i think that is fairly, fairly concrete is that it would have taken place in germany and other european countries. >> reporter: intelligence officials are concerned that squads of trained terrorists are still on the loose, so plot has not been completely wrapped up. >> they know that al qaeda intends to send operatives into western capitals with mumbai-style attacks against soft targets in cities. but they don't know who they are. they don't necessarily know where they are. 7. >> reporter: while there is no indication this particular plot targeted america, secretary of state hillary clinton said today the u.s. remains on guard against a pers
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